Power Plant Mall

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Power Plant Mall
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.JPG
Location Rockwell Drive cor. Estrella Street, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Philippines
Coordinates 14°33′53″N 121°2′11″E / 14.56472°N 121.03639°E / 14.56472; 121.03639
Opening date December 26, 2000
Developer Rockwell Land Corporation
Management Rockwell Land Corporation
Owner Lopez Holdings Corporation
No. of stores and services 200+
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 41,000 m²
No. of floors 4 + 3 basement
Parking 2,000 cars
Website powerplantmall.com

Power Plant Mall is an upscale indoor shopping mall in Makati City, Philippines. It is the anchor establishment of Rockwell Center, a mixed-use area north of the Makati Central Business District on the Pasig River waterfront across Mandaluyong. It is one of two shopping centers developed and managed by Rockwell Land Corporation, a subsidiary of Lopez Holdings Corporation, in Metro Manila. It was designed by Toronto-based architecture firm, Design International.[1]

History[edit]

Power Plant Mall was built in December 2000 on the former site of the 130-megawatt Rockwell Thermal Plant owned by the Lopez-led Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company. The thermal power plant, named after the company's first president James Chapman Rockwell, operated between 1950 and the early 1970s when it was hit by a fire.[1][2] In 1994, after protests from Makati residents against its reopening, the plant was decommissioned and subsequently converted by its owners into a modern commercial district. Construction on the shopping mall began in 1998 and was completed and opened on December 26, 2000.

Description[edit]

Power Plant Mall's interior

The four-level shopping mall is located at Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street in the Makati Poblacion village. It is part of the Rockwell complex, which includes the One Rockwell West Tower, the ninth tallest building in the metropolis. It has a gross floor area of 41,000 square metres (440,000 sq ft) and is anchored by Rustan's Marketplace, a six screen Power Plant Cinema, and a mix of high-end tenants such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Hackett London, Michael Kors, DKNY, Rolex and J. Lindeberg. It also contains several dining outlets, the Rockwell Tent events place, and three levels of basement parking.

The mall can be reached from EDSA via Estrella and from the Makati CBD via Kalayaan Avenue. The nearest MRT station is Guadalupe Station on J.P. Rizal Avenue and EDSA.

Expansion of the mall[edit]

Rockwell Land is expanding the Power Plant Mall by adding another 5,700 square meters of additional leasable space and two cinema theaters. Construction is expected to start by the middle of 2015 for completion by 2017. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Milestone of Rockwell Thermal Plant". Lopez Group of Companies. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "NAPOCOR pushes Rockwell opening". Manila Standard. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Manila Standard Today | Latest News in the Philippines". manilastandardtoday.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01.